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A common theme we see a lot of in our news coverage here at CU Times is the noncompetitive nature of credit unions – the fact that they choose to support one another instead of fight over new business, members or employees. For example, it’s not unusual for a credit union to recommend another cooperative to a potential member or employee, simply because it may be a better fit for their financial needs or skill set. What matters most to many credit unions is the success of the movement as a whole, and their unified philosophy isn’t something you’ll find in a lot of industries (ahem, banking).

We’ve been continuing to see examples of credit unions’ ability and willingness to lift one another up, and what’s even more encouraging is they tend to do so unconditionally. They come together whether the circumstances are serious and dire, or celebratory and fun. Here are three ways credit unions demonstrated their cooperative spirit in just the past few weeks.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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